Dubai, UAE: According to an official communiqué issued by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of the utility, received a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) at its head office. The delegation, it added, was headed by H.E. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, and included Bader Al Lamki, Executive Director at Masdar Clean Energy, and Yousif Al Ali, Business Development Director at Masdar.
The meeting, the communiqué revealed, featured discussions to enhance partnership in the renewable energy field, and projects in the renewable energy market, in support of the UAE Vision 2021.
The visiting delegation, the communiqué highlighted, hailed DEWA’s commitment towards enhancing cooperation and strategic partnership, to support national clean and renewable energy strategies for future generations.
“We are proud of our ongoing strategic partnership with Masdar, and strive to exchange skills and expertise, to achieve excellence in implementing world-class projects, in adherence with the directives of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,” said Al Tayer. “This vision recognises the significance of renewable energy in achieving a balance between development and sustainability. This balance will help preserve the rights of future generations to live in a clean, healthy, and safe environment.”
Al Tayer said that DEWA has undertaken projects and initiatives to increase dependence on renewable and clean energy sources. Elaborating further, he said that the utility is working on diversifying Dubai’s energy mix, and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 aims to provide seven percent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2020. “This target will increase to 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050,” he added.
The communiqué informed that last June, DEWA announced Masdar-led consortium, including the Spanish companies — FRV (Fotowatio Renewable Ventures) and Gransolar Group — as the selected bidder for the 800-MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will be constructed based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.